Regular Updates on our News

Friday, May 27, 2022


Mr Basil Sellers AM visiting Laguna Quays Respite in 2015 reading the Visitors Book provided by Terry and Cathy McMullen real estate friends Midge Point. Basil Sellers wonderful partner from the 1988 Centennial Cricket Dinner - he was host of the table I was on as the Aust Cricket Team chaplain. I'd been chaplain for 4 years - much cred. His dad was a railway engineer. Lots in common. Basil Sellers House AIS elite athlete respite, Basil Sellers Young Writers, Basil Sellers Laguna Quays Respite funded 2nd mission respite in SA at Aldinga Beach (Missions Interlink). Basil Sellers Art Centre and Art Prizes. A faith finance supporter for family.

Saturday, May 21, 2022


Table Tennis Table was donated to CYC Burleigh for their youth camp. It originated in Moruya Basil Sellers House - Timeout in Moruya where the Chinese AIS Gymnast coaches challenged Mark (chaplain) - 1980 Shell Australia Table Tennis title. It came with us to Tweed Heads 15 years ago. With the new prayer room it was folded up. I caught up with Andrew Grant CYC Burleigh at church (Living Temple Christian Church - Tugun Baptist) offering it (youth camp). It was snapped up and collected. Table Tennis is a favourite in both Delma's and my families, we both grew up on table tennis. Anthea in Sydney continues the family tradition with a table.

Friday, May 13, 2022


Visiting the new Prayer Room at Timeout in the Tweed statistician for the young writers John Grocott and the Rev Ben Kruzins a young writer for Christian Today Australia and UK Christian Today. John / Ben visit Frid mornings to ensure Mark gets a break from his hectic schedule, watch a DVD - mostly  military movies. After the DVD last Frid morning John and Ben agreed to have their photo taken at the entrance of the prayer room - constructed a week previously. A wall was constructed with an open entrance, the crimson thick heavy curtain Delma sewed 14 years ago for the art studio was relocated to the Prayer Room.  

Friday, May 06, 2022


Peter and Jennifer Scotland visited us this past week. Our families are close. Peter went to Brazil on a mission trip (Christian TV), then to Christian Camping now many years on the Sunshine Coast. Peter looks after Mark's IT (talking drama plus). Jennifer and Delma great mates. 2005 Peter and Mark part of a 40 international person Bridges for Peace to Auschwitz Poland and  (Lviv) Ukraine a study program of the Holocaust.  

Thursday, April 28, 2022


Rev Bob Thomas has joined our   Missions Writer Team. Bob had retired from 20 years as the New Life Editor - Australia's Christian fortnightly Newspaper (now online) and accepted this invitation. Bob spoke at 2016 young writer conf  -  and MC at the PSI missions media seminars 'One Day in Melbourne'. He was invited to attend the Billy Graham Funeral. Bob was the Moderator General of the Victorian Presbyterians. Bob is very keen on the Banner of Truth conferences. He is married to Alison, they have 2 children, 7 grand children and 1 great grandchild. His first article is for Thurs 12 May, written, flying to London's Banner of Truth conf.

Friday, April 22, 2022

ANZAC 25 April
Australia and New Zealand on 25 April remember military sacrifices in WW 1, WW 11, Vietnam, others - troops, medical, chaplains, logistics - sacred - my maternal grandfather Harry Davis Royal Flying Corps came through WWI (DSO) then a flight Germany 'demilitarization' - engine failure, crashed and killed. He is buried in the WW1 Cologne British Cemetery. My sister visited the grave, a photograph. My father Seymour signed up 1942 - Mackay, USAF Base - dairy farmers back to their farms - logistics. John Skinner Vietnam - senior writer vivid article, 7 April in CT  -  Battle of Binh Ba.
photo  - Mark preaching at ANZAC Cove 1999 3 buses (Aust, NZ, Cook Is) - InnerFaith Travel.


Thursday, April 14, 2022


Delma's birthday last Monday 69!

Initiating the new dynamic - young writer emails cut to one a week and the weekly memo is now monthly. The weekly E-Blast to our faith financial / prayer network - Well-Being Australia.   

The writers were to be exempt but it turns out this is their link to WBA - raises funding so they might be published.  

What of the SUN NEWS? We are aware you lot enjoy the weekly dad joke by Peter and me - they are on SUN NEWS site (PSI). Take a peek!